Re: make_tape_recovery fails

 
Tasha Bin Abu Bakar_1
Occasional Contributor

make_tape_recovery fails

Hi,

I want to do a bootable tape of our system containing 2 harddisks and separated to 2 vol groups into 1 DDS4 tape. I tried to do a preview of the make_tape_recovery but the make_tape_recovery process ended unsuccessfully. Here's the sample output:

make_tape_recovery -x inc_entire=vg00 -x inc_entire=vg01 -p

* Creating local directories for configuration files and archive.



======= 07/15/05 10:44:28 SST Started make_tape_recovery. (Fri Jul 15

10:44:28 SST 2005)

@(#) Ignite-UX Revision B.3.4.115
@(#) net_recovery (opt) $Revision: 10.547 $



* Testing pax for needed patch
* Passed pax tests.
* Checking Versions of Ignite-UX filesets
* Creating System Configuration.
* /opt/ignite/bin/save_config -f

/var/opt/ignite/recovery/2005-07-15,10:44/system_cfg vg00 vg01
* Backing Up Volume Group /dev/vg00
* /usr/sbin/vgcfgbackup /dev/vg00
Volume Group configuration for /dev/vg00 has been saved in /etc/lvmconf/vg00.conf
* Creating Map Files for Volume Group /dev/vg00
* /usr/sbin/vgexport -p -m /etc/lvmconf/vg00.mapfile /dev/vg00
vgexport: Volume group "/dev/vg00" is still active.
* Backing Up Volume Group /dev/vg01
* /usr/sbin/vgcfgbackup /dev/vg01
Volume Group configuration for /dev/vg01 has been saved in /etc/lvmconf/vg01.conf
* Creating Map Files for Volume Group /dev/vg01
* /usr/sbin/vgexport -p -m /etc/lvmconf/vg01.mapfile /dev/vg01
vgexport: Volume group "/dev/vg01" is still active.
* Creating Control Configuration.
* Creating Archive File List
ERROR: list_expander returned an error.
ERROR: Failed to get the archive size and the list of files which will be in
archive.

Need help from anyone who knows what went wrong here. Thanks in advance!
4 REPLIES 4
Devender Khatana
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery fails

Hi,

Your ignite Ux version is quite old and has many limitations & bugs. I would suggest to go with a latest version of ignite which should be able to solve this. This version of ignite do not even support file size above 2GB. I doubt if this is not the reason as you are including vg01 in your backup which could have some data files of sizes above that.

If vg01 has big files before upgrading you can try backup by only including vg00 in backup.

HTH,
Devender
Impossible itself mentions "I m possible"
Devesh Pant_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery fails

Hi Tasha,
I am suspecting you are running Veriats and vxconfigd is not running

do a ps -ef| grep vxconfigd

if you don't see it, just do a vxconfigd
and that should solve it.

thanks
DP

Devender Khatana
Honored Contributor

Re: make_tape_recovery fails

Hi,

The limitations are mentioned in the link

http://docs.hp.com/en/IUX/docs/release_note.html

And the latest version of ignite can be obtained from

http://h20293.www2.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=IGNITEUXB

HTH,
Devender

Impossible itself mentions "I m possible"
Ron Wright_1
New Member

Re: make_tape_recovery fails

Annoyingly, HP is not passing stderr from list_expander even when the -v option is specified on make_tape_recovery.

$ /opt/ignote/lbin/list_expander > /dev/null
WARNING: '/usr/sbin/sudo' is part of a circular link.
ERROR: Circular link error encountered. Aborting.

I deleted the circular link and make_tape_recovery continued on it's way.